Storm update: More than 1,750 residents without power in Redding, Easton

Redding and Easton has many roads closed due to fallen tree branches and power outages after Tuesday night’s storm. — Bryan Haeffele photo

As of Wednesday morning, May 16, there are 1,750 residents still without power in Redding and Easton, due to Tuesday’s storm.

For Redding, Eversource reports 1,690, or 45% of residents without power.

For Easton, United Illuminating reports 64 customers,  or 2.17%, without power.

Easton police chief Tim Shaw said of the five roads that were closed Tuesday night due to the storm, East Common is the only one still closed.

According to Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton on the town Facebook page, Town Hall, the Redding Community Center, and the Mark Twain Library are good places for charging phones and laptops, and using facilities.

Also, the Wilton YMCA is offering use of its showers at this time.

Stay tuned for further updates as they become available.

Update: 11:45 a.m.

The Redding Police Department and Highway Department are currently out assessing the town roads for damage and safely clearing what they can.

Police request everyone to stay away from all downed power lines.

The following roads are closed due to trees and wires down in the roadway:

Drummer Lane
Simpaug Turnpike and Topledge
Gallows Hill Rd (area of #23)
Side Cut Road
Fire Hill Road
Picketts Ridge Road (multiple locations)
Route 58 and Oldfield Lane
Dorothy Road and Ledgewood
Old Redding Road (area of #37)

In addition to the closed roads there are additional roads in town that have trees on wires or wires down:

Umpawaug Road (area of #170)
Pocahontas Road (area of # 80)
Mountain Road (area of # 105)
Chestnut Woods Road
Wayside Lane
Newtown Turnpike (area of #50)
Glen Hill Road
Lee Lane



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